The Parks Within The Parks

Sometimes we Disney fans are sticklers for nomenclature, and sometimes we thrown around terms so much they get a little confusing. Is a Disney park Walt Disney World, or is the Animal Kingdom?

Officially, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and the other major Disney campuses are technically called “resorts”, while individual gated places like the Magic Kingdom or DisneySea are parks.

Here is a complete list of all of the Disney resorts & parks worldwide. How many have you visited? (Note: this list does not include open areas like the Boardwalk or Downtown Disney).

  1. Disneyland Resort
  • Disneyland (1955)
  • California Adventure (2001)


2. Walt Disney World Resort

  • Magic Kingdom (1971)
  • EPCOT (1982)
  • Hollywood Studios (1989)
  • Typhoon Lagoon (1989)
  • Blizzard Beach (1995)
  • Animal Kingdom (1998)


3. Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Tokyo Disneyland (1983)
  • DisneySea (2001)


4. Disneyland Paris

  • Disneyland Paris (1992)
  • Walt Disney Studios Park (2002)


5. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

  • Hong Kong Disneyland (2005)


6. Shanghai Disney Resort

  • Shanghai Disneyland (2016)


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